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of cairo and now there are fears a second revolution may be looming in egypt goi following the series of decrees. the decree that gives the president immunity from the nation's courts. nbc reports from cairo. >> reporter: for a fourth straight night, protesters attacked the office of morsi's freedom party. demonstrators are angry at morsi's decision that is leaning the country to a dictatorship. >> a country of institution. not symbolize in one person. >> reporter: morsi's decree gives him more powers. morsi's decisions are beyond challenges and he also dismissed the attorney general. now the attorney general backed by the country's powerful judges, many of whom were appointed by hosni mubarak are fighting back. they are calling for a strike? the courtrooms. morsi and others have blamed the judiciary for blocking key reforms and annuling the party. mainly islam report. on tuesday, tens of thousands of supporters of the president are expected to hold competing rallies a few miles apart from each other. without a solution, the streets of egypt may not be calm. reporting for nbc, cairo.
&t. ♪ >>> a massive anti-government protest is under way in cairo today. opponents of egypt's newly elected president is going to pull back of his decrees issued last friday. nbc's ayman mulhedian has the report. >> reporter: tens of thousands of egyptians are expected to pour into the tahrir square on thursday demanding president morsi rescind a decree that gave him sweeping new powers, particularly the ability to legislate without any judicial review. outside the u.s. embassy, r rioters clashed. now president morsi has defended his decision saying he had to take the measure because of judicial interference. he said the egypt judicial is full of remnants of the old regime and not allowing him to get anything done in the country. organizations have been concerned that morsi and his muslim brotherhood are trying to usurp power in the country. it has left hundreds of people injured and a few deaths. officials in cairo are concerned about growing confrontations. arriva reporting for nbc news, cairo. >>> meantime in the west bank, scientists are studying the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clu
with the head of palestinian factions in cairo. trying to secure a commitment from these factions to cease all hostilities and rocket fire into israel. from an israeli perspective. that is a game changer. it potentially means two of israel's largest population centers are now within reach of palestinian rockets. >> we have more than 4 million people. we have to protect. and again, again. you see. let's go. let's go. >> the fear is, if these talks in cairo fail, and they are unable to get a cessation of hostilities, a ground invasion could be imminent. from everyone we have been speaking to in gaza in terms of officials and palestinians, politicians and others, the people of gaza would suffer the most. that would be a disastrous consequence for inhabitants. >>> coming up next, president obama is headed overseas. we'll have a preview of his trip and update on the so-called fiscal cliff. >> nbc bay area received help for the food drive from a few stars. one human. one dragon. we'll explain coming up. >>> a south bay teenager, credited with saving her mother's life. and how a sunnyvale girl used s
are under way in cairo. egypt knows without a truce the conflict could spread throughout the area. both sides have conditions the leader said israel must stop killing its leaders and give palestinians more freedom to travel and import goods. israeli prime minister netanyahu, according to aides, also wanted a negotiated settlement. first, a cease-fire, then more talking. the palestinian negotiator visited gaza with a message from the cairo talks. >> yes, there is a possibility that there are serious negotiations. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy
for sweeping more powers this week. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: at dawn, there were more tense than protesters on tahrir square, ground zero for last year's uprising. but that didn't stop clashes with police on approach roads where protesters blocked traffic, defying president mohammed m okay rsi's orders after he declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved, said this protester. morsi told supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly. after which he said he would give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozenses were injured in alexandria when angered youth stormed and set fire to mosri's muslim brotherhood. this makes him more of a deck tater than mubarak. critics call it a power grab, tying him to his recent success
after secretary of state hillary clinton met with top officials. in cairo, secretary clinton thanked the president personally. the cease-fire is to go into effect right now. in jerusalem, benjamin netanyahu confirmed the deal. this marks israel's guarantee it will not assassinate any leaders of hamas or any other organization. israel and hamas are committed to restoring calm after palestinians and israelis were killed. secretary clinton exercised a durable outcome should follow the cease-fire. >> the people of the region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> now the agreement comes after this bus in tel aviv sent 19 people to hospital after a blast. though no one has come forward to claim responsibility, hamas praised it. >>> there are reports that the fbi is involved in the investigation of hp's debacle. scott mcgrew updates us with the latest. >> good morning. it is the second american agency named in association with the palo alto company's shocking claims that it was fooled by bad
for secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down in january. >>> it is tuesday morning in cairo. a little after 9:00 a.m. but overnight, we saw more skirmishes between demonstrators and riot police. a handful of protesters threw rocks. and police fired back with tear gas. the protesters have gathered in tahrir square for a massive protest later today against president mohamed morsi's constitutional decree. the decree grants morsi sweeping, new powers. >>> six killed in oakland during the thanksgiving holiday, from wednesday through just yesterday. oakland surpassed the 2011 homicide total on friday. new at 11:00 tonight, stephanie reports that it could be far worse. >> actions speak louder than words. >> reporter: his audience tonight, new parolees at a hayward halfway house. kevin grant connects with them because he used to be one of them. in and out of prison, like the college friends he grew up with in oakland. but kevin grant wants to rewrite that story. he left his last prison spent? 1989. since then, he's dedicated to combing the trouble spots in oakland. >> the crime in the hottest
at the border. we'll have the latest. >>> and what egypt's president did that led to violent protests in cairo. >>> the holiday shopping season is officially under way, earlier than ever, with some stores opening thanksgiving night. shoppers were fired up coast to coast and it was a real workout after the big meal, racing down the aisles for black friday deals. walmart, toys r us and target opened last night at 8:00 p.m. the decision to start black friday deals early sparked controversy. early signs show that sales are strong. not everyone feeling the holiday spirit. this is youtube video of walmart shoppers in georgia for a prepaid cell phone. walmart says no one was hurt in the scuffle. the company says black friday 2012 is its best ever. this is the first year walmart started black friday on thanksgiving day and many embloiembloi -- employees walked off the job. >>> scott budman braved the mall today and found a lot of happy shoppers. >> reporter: big crowds. deep discounts. and hospitals of tech tryouts. west field valley fair had a steady stream of shopper. happy kids and apparently happy
headquarters building in cairo. tahrir square is filled with tents. they are refusing to leave until morsi backs down or resigns. morsi insists the power grab is not permanent and that he only wants to speed up the creation of a new constitution. >>> in bangladesh, investigators are trying to find out what sparked a fire that killed at least 112 people. flames raced through the eight-story clothing factory last night and many of the workers were trapped inside because the building did not have emergency exits. the factory supplied major retailers in the u.s. and europe. >>> after a bruising election season and a thanksgiving vacation, lawmakers get back to work tomorrow on captiol hill and they are facing the december 31st deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parti
branch. they want to lessen tension in cairo. they canceled a massive rally that was planned for tomorrow. at today's meeting was a bid to resolve a four-day crisis that has plunged the country into turmoil. clashes have left one protester dead and hundreds of people wounded. >>> amateur video shows rebels. they were able to seize dozens of boxes of ammunition from defeated soldiers. a sign that the rebels are slowly seizing forces out of the area. it's believed this is the second military base to fall to the rebels. >>> thousands of angry textile workers protested today, demanding u justice for victims of a massive fire. investigators say narrow exits in the nine story building trapped the workers inside. they also say one exit was locked and the fire extinguishers didn't work. it's now the worst ever disaster in bangladesh history. and talk about your status update. the florida socialite who toppled general petraeus is losing her status. officials say kelly misused the title for personal gain. her diplomatic status came to light two weeks ago in a scandal. when the media set up camp aro
hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back
directly with terrorist organizations. then it's off to cairo and a meet with president morsi because it is the egyptian president that is the liaison if you will in these talks with hamas. the goal here is to create space, buy time to try to see if they can prevent israel from doing a full-fledged ground invasion. seeing if they can get some sort of temporary cease-fire to create room for a more negotiated settlement. shuttle diplomacy is back. >> what about the risk/reward. if she accomplishes something, then that's a great feather in her cap and the administration's. but if she doesn't, does she come off as being ineffective? >> well, there is a risk to this. i talked to the white house aides. i said, look, are you sendinger in because you think there's something precooked that they have a possibility of basically pushing this over the finish line, getting it done and they admitted they're not there. they do feel as if it is needed to sort of nudge things along. you are right, politically, this could be a great way for secretary clinton to finish her four-year tenure at the state d
the president's power graham grab there. nbc eayman mohyeldin is in cairo with the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. a few days ago president morrisey of egypt was receiving praise from around the world including u.s. president barack obama for brokering that cease-fire and today he's coming under criticism that puts him in conflict with the top judges that. political fight is spilling over into the streets, claiming lives and plunging the country's economy into turmoil, and more importantly it is threatening the country's post-revolutionary progress. for a fourth straight night protest efforts attacked the offices of president mohamed morsi's freedom and justice party. the political wing of the muslim brotherhood. demonstrators are angry at president morsmorsi's latest decision, one that's reverting the country to a dictatorship. >> we want a contry of institutions, not symbolized in one person who makes all decisions and nobody can say no. >> reporter: morsi's decree gave him legislative powers and extended the time to write a new constitution by two months
was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might sa
leaders, including the turkish prime minister, are meeting today in cairo, but so far, there is no real talk of a cease fire. lester? >> we can hear those drones behind you. what just happened there, richard? >> reporter: it sounds like a rocket was just launched coming out of some part of here in gaza city heading in the direction of israel. it will take a couple of minutes before it lands. it's heading in the direction of what appears to be a city that was hit by similar rockets earlier today, and according to the israeli media, three israelis were lightly injured in that attack. we'll know what the result is of this quite soon. >> okay. we just heard that. thank you, richard engel, appreciate it. now here's erica. >> reporter: turning now to latest on general david petraeus. on friday, he testified on capitol hill about the deadly attack of benghazi, libya, as new information emerges about the women involved in the scandal that ended his career. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with the latest. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his
, where protests have erupted over president mohamed morsi's decree expanding his power. jim is in cairo. good morning. >> reporter: almost two years after their revolution, egyptians seem more divided than ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth s
. >> secretary of state clinton has arrived in cairo egypt and met with president mohammed morse i. the chances of them reaching a deal about the issues surrounding gaz are are extremely unlikely. they're looking to avert a ground war. >> thank you very much. here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. meantime, black friday is two days away now. the most important day of the year foror the nation's retaile. trouble may be brewing for one of the biggest ones of all. walmart. mark potter is live in doral, florida this morning. mark, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. about a thousand protests are scheduled around the country and walmart is trying to stop them. most of them will be happening on the busiest shopping day of the year. >> we are the workers! the mighty walmart workers! >> a few of the protests have begun. >> this one tuesday out outside a walmart near los angeles. store workers and stoare complaining about hours and retaliati retaliation. >> the wages are low. sometimes we have to rely on family help. >> they're very good with the prices. but the prices are coming out our pockets. >> som
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